Grooveman JS wrote:I've been making my rounds doing research for my next purchase(s); saw videos of a world class player (don't know if its proper to quote him here) & he loves Ramirez guitars. He mentioned that these guitars; especially the older ones (1A) are not for everyone but if one has the know how to coax the woody & natural tones out of it; its absolutely beautiful. He then went on to encourage a less experienced player seeking advice on buying an instrument to choose "easier" playing guitars. What is it with these guitars, do they have this reputation for being difficult to play? Do these instruments "fight you" or what.....that you've to work extra hard or find a way to play, coax the tones out of these guitars?
Along with him, I've heard some other good players coaxing very nice tones out of their Ramirez instruments too & i think they sound wonderful. It could very well be the most definitive "Spanish Guitar Sound" there is. My own experiences with Ramirez guitars are very limited....its the lower models (a thin line cutaway model & the 4NCWE); my verdict after trying.....I can only say they're ok guitars; playability is pretty good too probably because they're cutaway models.....
petermc61 wrote:I own a 1904 Ramirez 1 and it is dead easy to play.
petermc61 wrote:I agree with what Jon said, at least in the era they seemed to become famous because of Segovia (1960s). I own a 1904 Ramirez 1 and it is dead easy to play. I also owned a 1954 (?) Ramirez II that was also very easy on the hands. But those Ramirez III with 664/54mm setup and chunky necks are a real challenge for many people including myself.
Jeldan wrote:Have a try on a Ramirez Antigua 650
Your in for a nice surprise
petermc61 wrote:rinneby wrote:petermc61 wrote:I own a 1904 Ramirez 1 and it is dead easy to play.
Would love to see a picture!
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